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CIBJO Publishes Ethics Recommendations
The World JewelleryConfederation (CIBJO) has produced a special report on ethics ahead of its annualcongress in Bahrain next month.“Weaving It All Together: An Ethical Status Report at the End of2019,” released on Wednesday, covers a variety of topics, ranging frominternational...
Mining Oct 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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The Drive to Lift the Artisanal Stigma
The community of Fandehun is not used to pomp and ceremony.The modest village in the heart of Sierra Leone’s Kono District has beensustained by diamond mining for over 50 years but lacks the basics many takefor granted...
Mining Jun 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
CIBJO
Groups Join Forces on Responsible Sourcing
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the ColouredGemstones Working Group (CGWG) will collaborate to help companies in theindustry implement responsible sourcing for gemstones such as rubies, emeraldsand sapphires.The groups will develop management tools...
Gemstones May 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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RJC Broadens Code of Practices
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has updated its Code of Practices (COP) to include silver jewelry and color gemstones, significantly expanding the reach of the standards organization.The code, which defines due-diligence and social-responsibility...
Polished Markets Apr 24, 2019 Rapaport News
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RJC Appoints Executive Director
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has named IrisVan der Veken executive director, the first woman to hold the position. She replaces Andrew Bone, who left the organization in March.“[Van der Veken] is a strong,...
Polished Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
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CAR Invites De Beers and Alrosa to Mine Its Diamonds
The Central African Republic (CAR) is trying to entice large diamond-mining companies to set up operations in thecountry, as part of its effort to reform the sector and meetKimberley Process (KP) regulations. The government has already contacted both...
Mining Apr 02, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Human Rights Watch
Investors Call for Better Supply-Chain Checks
More than 60 institutional investors have urged the jewelrytrade to implement more stringent control of supply chains in order toeliminate human-rights abuses.The organizations, members of the Investors Alliance for HumanRights, last week expressed concerns about...
Polished Markets Oct 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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RJC to Align Code with OECD Rules
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is proposing to alignits due-diligence requirements with those of the Organisation for EconomicCooperation and Development (OECD). “This move will deliver tangible benefits to members, whowill be able to point customers to a standard...
Polished Markets Oct 03, 2018 Rapaport News
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PACI Leaders Commit to a Global Anti-Corruption Agenda
The Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), a World Economic Forum program that was begun a decade ago, named a community of top business leaders this week to form the PACI Vanguard — a group of executives who are...
Financial-Legal Jan 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
Polished Diamonds
Industry Stakeholders Meet With OECD to Discuss Responsible Supply Chains
Press Release: On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, a multi-stakeholder group comprised of some 50 representatives from industry, civil society and government met at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris to discuss responsible supply...
Fair Trade May 02, 2013 DMIA
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